Online Programming for Chapters

Chapter Workshops

February 6, 2021, Presented by the Sacramento Chapter.  David Enlow “Church Organists” Workshop.  On Facebook Live

Saturday, October 17, 2020, 12 noon – 2:00 pm EDT. But I Need a Rohrschalmei! Understanding Total Design in Mainstream Traditional Church Instruments. Presented by Adam Pajan.  This program that will be live streamed and recorded and will include a lecture component, masterclass, and end with performance by Adam.

Saturday, October 10, 2020, 10:00 am CT: A New Instrument, Start to Finish
Presented by the Omaha Chapter.

Saturday, September 12, 2020, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm EDTHymn Playing 101…and 102! This program that will be live streamed, will include a lecture component, masterclass, and end with a performance by Adam.

Even though hymn playing is the bread and butter of most professional organists’ lives, intentional, elegant hymn playing often takes a back seat to repertoire in the academy. Vierne’s Sixth Symphony is surely a masterwork, but most of us will find ourselves playing Nicaea, Hyfrydol, Duke Street, and Lobe den Herren 50 times to 1 over the fabulously difficult Finale. This workshop will rewind to the basics of hymn playing, seeking to articulate those things already commonly practiced and clearly define an approach to hymnody that places the organist at the forefront of musical leadership. Basic reharmonization techniques and registrational schemes oriented towards making the music come to life will ensure that those who have been playing hymns for five or fifty years will have something new to take home and share with their congregations

Chapter Organ Crawls

Monday, November 30, 2020.  Presented by the AGO New York City Chapter,
Pipe Organs of New York City, Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church and the Riverside Church.

Saturday, November 28, 2020. AGO Albuquerque Chapter’s organ crawl and performance on the Schoenstein organ.

November 24, 2020.  Presented by the Toledo Chapter.

Monday, November 16, 2020, Presented by the AGO New York City Chapter
Pipe Organs of New York City, Saint James’ Church of the Resurrection

Monday, November 9, 2020, Presented by the AGO New York City Chapter.
Behind the Pipes; Organ Building in New York City.
Second Hand Splendor: The Organ Clearing House at 60

Monday, October 26, 2020, Presented by the AGO New York City Chapter:
Pipe Organs of NYC: The Cathedral of St. John the Divine.

Monday, October 19, 2020, 7:00 pm EDT
Presented by the AGO New York City Chapter
Pipe Organs of NYC: Saint Thomas Church.

October 12, 2020: Southeastern Massachusetts AGO Organ Crawl

October 12, 2020: AGO New York City Chapter
St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Kilgen Organ Crawl

Chapter Recitals

Saturday, January 30, 2021, 7:30 pm CT. The Fox Valley Chapter presents Clive Driskill-Smith in Concert from the Emmanuel Episcopal Church.  The recital will feature the works of Bach, Widor, Willan, Mullet and Dupré.

Sunday, January 31, 2021, 3:00 pm CT. The Fox Valley Chapter presents a Clive Driskill-Smith Masterclass: Preparing New Organ Works

Sunday, December 6, 2020.  AGO SEPA Chapter presents: Vivaldi Festival for Organ and Mandolin. Ekaterina Skliar and Alexey Alexandrov, Madonlinists; Aaron Patterson and Dylan David Shaw, Organists.

Saturday, December 5, 2020, 4:00 pm PDT
AGO San Jose Chapter presents organist Elizabeth Forsyth

Sunday, November 22, 2020, 4:00 pm PDT
OCAGO Chapter presents An Organ Concert for COVID-19 Times, featuring organist Alison Luedecke

Friday, November 20, 2020, 7:30 pm EDT. AGO Rochester Chapter’s Celebrity Organ Series will feature five of the semi-finalists from the 2020 NYACOP competition which was canceled in the summer of this year, due to the pandemic.

Sunday, November 15, 2020, 3:00 pm PT
AGO Portland Oregon Chapter presents Timothy and Nancy LeRoi Nickel
J.S. Bach Third Orchestral Suite, Ravel Mother Goose Suite, Franz Liszt Les Preludes

Sunday, November 15, 2020, 4:00 CDT
AGO Saginaw Valley Chapter presents Collin Whitfield with Erin Whitfield, soprano.

Friday, November 13, 2020. AGO Ann Arbor Chapter’s Organ Recital

Thursday, November 12, 2020. AGO Augusta Chapter’s Members Recital

Thursday, November 12, 2020. Presented by the AGO Utah Valley Chapter
Neil Harmon Presents Baroque Choral Preludes.

Saturday, November 7, 2020, 7:00 pm EDT
AGO Roanoke Chapter featuring Adam Scott Graham in Recital at the Calvary Baptist Church, featuring works of Dupre, Bach, Barber, and Franck.

Friday, November 6, 2020, 7:00 pm CDT
Annual Oklahoma City-Tulsa Exchange Recital

Friday, October 30, 2020, 7:00 pm EDT
AGO Cumberland Valley Chapter Recital. Link to follow.

Sunday, October 25, 2020, 4:00 pm PT
Presented by the Sacramento Valley Chapter Recital.  Dr. Lars Gerdje, performing music of Bach, Widor, Griege, Vierne, Litaize, Hovland and Perkins.

Sunday, October 25, 2020, 5:00 pm EDT:
Tri-State American Guild of Organists
Online Pipe Spectacular

Sunday, October 17, 2020, presented by the AGO Augusta Chapter
Newer Music for the Upcoming Seasons

Sunday, October 4, 2020, 2:30 pm CT
Presented by the AGO Madison Chapter and the Association of Church Musicians
Organ Recital to Benefit the Organ Scholarship Fund:

Sunday, September 27, 2020, 3:00 pm EDT.  Ball State University
Guest Artist: Dr. Damin Spritzer.
The program will include works by Charles Tournemire, J. S. Bach, Herbert Howells, Mary Howe, and Pierre Kunc.
Damin Spritzer is assistant professor of organ at the University of Oklahoma. Her performances have spanned several continents with many historic churches and instruments. Her fifth commercial organ CD for Raven was recorded earlier this year at Hereford Cathedral in England, where she was the first American and the first woman to make a solo organ recording on the historic Fr. Willis organ.

Friday, September 25, 2020, 7:30 pm EDT.  AGO Syracuse Member Recital:

Monday, September 21, 2020, 7:30 pm EDT, Charlotte Chapter. Presenter: Dr. Theodore Davis
So You Think You Can Dance? A program of Bach works and discussion of how they relate to French dance. The link to the recording will uploaded after this presentation.

Theodore S. (Ted) Davis holds music degrees in organ performance from Birmingham-Southern College (B. Mus.), choral conducting from Northwestern University (M. Mus.), harpsichord from the Longy School of Music (A.D.), and organ performance from the Peabody Conservatory (D.M.A.). Ted has also been organist and choirmaster at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Baltimore since 2005. As part of the music series Ted has established, he conducts the church choir in choral evensong services, presents an annual “Bach at St. Bartholomew’s” series (music of J.S. Bach for organ and harpsichord), and conducts choral concerts.

September 19, 2020, Boston AGO Young Organists Scholarship Recital:

Saturday, September 8th, AGO San Francisco Chapter’s September Program:
A Musical Journey of Third Baptist Church
Presenter: James Parrish Smith, AGO Sub-Dean.

Friday, August 21, 2020, 7:30 pm CT, Fox Valley Chapter
Organ Concert with David Jonies

Friday, July 31, 2020 at 7:30 pm CT, Fox Valley Chapter
Bach and Beyond at the Abbey. Featuring members of the Fox Valley Chapter.

Thursday, July 28, 2020, Central Texas Chapter Virtual Recital

AGO Houston Chapter Virtual Recital, Recorded June 22, 2020

AGO Finland Chapter Midnight Summer Concert, Recorded June 19, 2020

Northern New Jersey Chapter Virtual Progressive Recital, Recorded May 18, 2020

Regional Recitals

Piping Up: Virtual Noon Recitals and Recordings at the Mormon Tabernacle at Temple Square:

Methuen Memorial Music Hall summer series:

AGOYO Fridays at Noon EDT:

August 14, 2020, Organ Crawl at the West Point Chapel

September 11, 2020, Workshop: Church Musicians and Technology

October 9, 2020, Panel Discussion: The Global Organist

November 13, 2020, Organ Crawl at Longwood Gardens

December 11, 2020, Organ Factory Tour at Austin Organ Company

January 8, 2021, Webinar: Young Conductors and Organists Guide to Church Music

February 12, 2021: Organ Crawl at the Wanamaker Organ

March 12, 2021, Panel Discussion: Board Positions in the Guild and Serving in Leadership Roles

April 9, 2021, Organ Factory Tour at Taylor & Boody

May 7, 14, 21, 28, 2021: Young Organists Recitals

Facebook Live Workshops by David Enlow – “Ask the Organ Teacher” on Facebook live: